The Syrian Armed Forces, alongside Hezbollah, made another major push to capture the Aleppo Technical College after several attempts to overrun Jaysh Al-Fateh’s (Army of Conquest) at the northwestern corridor of this military installation.aug16
Aleppo is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities and a commercial center in Syria. As the 2011 Syrian civil war spread, Aleppo became enmeshed in the ongoing violent struggle between Pres. Bashar al-Assad’s forces and armed opposition. Thousands have become casualties and hundreds of thousands forced to flee, contributing to the Syrian refugee crisis. The Old City of Aleppo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been severely damaged. Image credit: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.